At every stop, when asked about running for president, Harris has answered with some variation of "I'm not ready yet" to announce her decision and cited family considerations.
In an interview with ABC, Ms. Harris said she has yet to decide if she will run in 2020, but was definitely certain on one point that the U.S.is absolutely ready for a woman of colour to be president.
Day in a rally in her hometown of Oakland.
"San Francisco is viewed as a very nutty place by people outside of California, and frankly, by a lot of people inside California", Democratic strategist Darry Sragow, who teaches political science at the University of Southern California, told CBS News.More news: Anthony Scaramucci joins 'Celebrity Big Brother' cast
"When the conversation shifts, one should be expected to be questioned about those choices", Chatfield said, noting among other issues Harris's advocacy for tougher truancy laws.
The debate within her camp has been how, and where, to launch her campaign.
After Washington, Harris' book tour will take her to the Kaufmann Concert Hall in NY on Friday, then San Francisco before two stops in Los Angeles concluding January 13.
In October, Harris visited Iowa, South Carolina and Wisconsin, but it was to campaign for Democratic candidates ahead of the midterm elections.
"We need to legalize marijuana and regulate it", she adds.More news: Chicago brewery undefeated after Cody Parkey FG contest
Harris isn't likely to follow the book tour with the creation of a presidential exploratory committee, according to three people familiar with Harris' thinking. Harris said she was unaware of her office's work and was "shocked" to read about it in the newspaper. Meanwhile, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who is also considering a 2020 bid, often refers to her own prosecutorial past.
However, with a possible presidential run on the horizon, Harris has gotten behind legalization.
Harris also stuck up for Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib (D) when conservative co-host Meghan McCain brought up Tlaib's now-infamous "impeach the motherf***er" quote, which the freshman representative made in reference to President Trump.
"He ran as the law-and-order president", Elleithee said of Trump. And I think it's good for the party.
"I think she is introducing bold ideas that should be discussed".More news: Greece's PM faces confidence vote after coalition ally quits